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Richard Kirby – Rotary: In Abingdon for good – not many people know that

Tuesday 21st February, 2023 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The perception of many is that Rotary is a lunch club for old men.  Yes, you can find that style of club if you look hard, but increasingly Rotary is changing into a service organisation working for the good of the world.  For example, the Rotary Club of Maidenhead Bridge, meet with their toddler children in a coffee shop on Sunday Mornings.  There are e-clubs which span vast distances and only meet online, and so on.  Richard’s club meets in the pub on Wednesday evenings, where they have a drink together and plan events which will benefit the community and raise money for local and international charity.  In his talk, Richard will look at the origins of Rotary, the organisation required to control 1¼ million Rotarians, its values and achievements which are possibly unknown to you, and how it manifests itself in today’s community, doing good.  Richard has been an active Rotarian for 15 years, a Paul Harris Fellow, President of the Abingdon Club on two occasions and chairs the working group that manages the Rotary international post-graduate scholars in Thames Valley; 31 this year, bringing in some £1½ million to the local economy.  He is a mechanical engineer turned statistician, still occasionally working for the company he set up some 20 years ago as a hobby during his retirement.  Only known to many in Abingdon as the quizmaster of DNAPQ, a style of quiz he conceived in 2014.

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Tuesday 21st February, 2023
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Trinity Church
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Abingdon and District National Trust Association
01235 524119
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